SRK’s visit to Yale University: Sour beginning with a happy ending!!
It created stirs and ripples of outrage when Bollywood superstar SRK was once again detained at the US airport, this time at a New York airport for two hours on Thursday as he arrived there to visit Yale University. He was honoured at the Yale as a Chubb Fellow, joining a distinguished list which includes former presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter and authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, and Toni Morrison.
Later US sent its apologies and gave an excuse that Khan was not “detained”, but “simply delayed”.
State Department spokesperson Mark Toner suggested that to avoid such incidents “travellers can alert – identify their status before they depart via the embassy. And that’s one approach or avenue to take.”
Well, the journey which started with a sour note ended happily as SRK charmed the students of Yale University with his wit and performances and fans travelled from as far as Alabama and California to join with members of the New Haven and Yale community to hear SRK speak to a capacity audience of about 1,700.
Shahrukh Khan not only gave valuable advices to the students but also danced his signature ‘Chammak Challo’ moves with Yale student Natalia Khosla. “This is the most fun I have had in months!” SRK said.
Yale University summarized the entire episode in a light note. “As SRK himself would tell you, what is most important in his movies is how they end rather than how they begin,” Assistant Secretary George Joseph stated adding, “And yesterday, things began in an unfortunate manner, but ended in a way that left everyone happy.”